Firecrest Mountain Biking – Partners

Firecrest Mountain Biking Venue Partner

Aston Hill Bike Park

Ian continues his long association with Aston Hill Bike Park in Buckinghamshire. Pioneering the concept of the ‘Bike Park’  through Firecrest Mountain Biking Ian was the first Private Provider to work with the Forestry Commission to build a Purpose Built Mountain Bike Park on Aston Hill in England back in 1997. Ian then took on the development and running of Aston Hill from 1997 through to 2007 going full time in 2000. During that time Ian designed and built and maintained the Cross-Country and many of the now infamous Downhill Trails on Aston Hill.

Now working in Partnership with the Forestry Commission and Aston Hill Bike Park’s Volunteer Committee Ian utilises the range of Mountain Bike Trails on Aston Hill to continue to run the Mountain Bike Skills Coaching Courses he started back in 1998. Few people know the trails and contours of Aston Hill like Ian does, clocking up thousands of hours out on the trails both Mountain Bike Trail Building and Skills Coaching, so you can be guaranteed you’ll be in safe hands.

Firecrest Mountain Biking Technical Partners

Providing a range of Market Leading Products and Support across the range of Mountain Bike Activities we promote.

Thank you all for your continued support.

Saracen Bikes

Saracen is one of Britain’s best known bicycle brands. Started in 1987, Saracen was a Market Leader during the early 90’s and in 2009 the brand was acquired by Madison, the UK’s number 1 Distributor to Independent Bike Retailers.

Firecrest Mountain Biking shares Saracen’s passion for bikes and their love for cycling. On our Mountain Bike Skills Courses we demonstrate that Saracen’s Range of Mountain Bikes is more than up to the job in hand. From the Zen 650b for XC and Trail Courses through to the Ariel for Enduro and DH plus the Myst for DH, Saracen bikes have it covered. We work closely with the Brand Managers and Designers providing feedback on how the bikes ride and what we’d like to see from Saracen in the future.


Mudhugger is British outfit with an great range of Mudguards that look just the ticket for year round riding. Mudhugger produce a front and rear mudguard available to fit different frames (there’s an Orange-specific version for example) and the plastic ‘guards fit to the frame using zip ties. Fitting mudguards to full suspension bikes has always been a problem, the typical solution has been seatpost mounted ‘guards. These are far more preferable, and because they sit so close to the tyre they are a lot more effective.

BlockHead Energy Gum

BLOCKHEAD Energy gum. – Is a formulated Caffeine and Vitamin Blend with a great taste. The gum Acts in just 5 minutes and 1 pack = 5 energy drinks. BlockHeads philosophy is simple – If your thirsty drink water – for Energy chew Blockhead!

Brake Shield

The Brake Shield is an innovative new product and the only one of its kind. Its simple yet effective design protects your disk brakes and wheel rims while you clean and lubrucate your drive train. The nature of the product allows you to make easy work of this, usually, quite tricky task.

Our Saracens are really put through their paces and the Brake Shield ensures we can get them cleaned and lubricated without the worry of contaminating the brake pads and disc or making a mess on the workshop floor.


Bikeabc offers tailor-made Mountain Biking Holidays amid the stunning scenery of the Sierras Subbéticas Natural Park. Providing the best MTB experiences for riders of all ages and levels. With rides that include everything from the accommodations own child-friendly green trail to exhilarating mountain descents.

Bikeabc are based at Cortijo La Presa, a traditional Andalucían farmhouse, where the accommodation is in luxury self-catering apartments with swimming pool, BBQs and much more. Non-cycling partners, family and friends are welcome too, and we are sure they will have a memorable holiday in a wonderful location. All-inclusive packages including full-board accommodation, bike hire and guided rides cost around £100 per person per day, depending on numbers. 

ION Clothing

ION is a brand run by passionate people, ION’s unique combination of high quality products wrapped in a progressive style and design found fans all over the world – becoming the global market leader for wetsuits and harnesses in the wind- and kitesurf world. In late 2012, ION took the same approach to the slopes, launching a separate bike division with functional cycling gear, clothing, accessories, gloves and protection.

Firecrest MTB share ION’s passion for performance and their technical clothing and protection provides year round peace of mind for us working out in the elements.


We are out in all weathers and it’s great to have DexShell as a technical partner to keep us warm and dry when the British Weather throws it’s worst at us. MTB Skills Coaching in all seasons means it’s important that we stay warm and dry both when we are demonstrating techniques on the bike and working with you from the trailside. DexShell lets us do just that, an awesome range of products blending cutting edge technology with functional performance.

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